Michael Horton writes in Christless Christianity that, “I am a Christian, not because I think that I can walk in Jesus’s footsteps, but because he is the only one who can carry me. I am not the gospel; Jesus Christ alone is the gospel. His story saves me, not onlyby bringing me justification but by baptizing me into his resurrection life” (p. 117).
Far too often I tend to think that maybe I can be the gospel, and that I can live it out on my own. In fact, we often tend to put ourselves into the center of the story when we are really the periphral players. We ultimately live out the gospel only to the degree that God acts upon and through us. We are HIS workmanship, not our own.